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HOLD YOUR FIRE Directed by Stefan Forbes | In Theaters and On Demand May 20

Brooklyn, 1973. When Shu’aib Raheem and his friends attempted to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to avert a bloodbath, reform police methods, and save the lives of hostages, police, and the four young Muslim men at the heart of the conflict. Featuring Harvey Schlossberg, Shu’aib Rahim and Jerry Riccio Composed by Jonathan Sanford Produced by Fab Five Freddy, Tia Wou, Amir Soltani Consulting Producer Sam Pollard  Opening In Theaters and On Demand May 20th, 2022

TOP GUN: MAVERICK New Official Trailer & Poster

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. DIRECTED BY: Joseph Kosinski SCREENPLAY BY: Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie STARRING: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles

Official Trailer and Poster for 9 BULLETS Starring Lena Headey, Sam Worthington, & La La Anthony

A former burlesque dancer turned author (Lena Headey) discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss (Sam Worthington), who happens to be her longtime ex, she makes a desperate attempt to get the boy to safety. In Theaters and On Demand April 22nd

DECEIT Series Premieres Exclusively in the US and Canada on Topic, April 14th

Five months on from the brutal murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common and the Met Police are still no closer to capturing the man they’re convinced is responsible. First identified through a television appeal, the evidence is stacked against Colin Stagg. The media feed a national obsession, covering every detail of the case and demanding justice. The police are determined to catch the man who, in their eyes, is guilty before he kills again. In desperation, the relatively young detective inspector leading the case, engages the nation’s most famous criminal profiler to devise a bold undercover operation which will see an attractive, young female officer start a relationship with Colin Stagg. Directed by : Niall MacCormick Written & Executive Produced by : Emilia di Girolamo  Starring : Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves, Topic's The Virtues), Eddie Marsan (ATOMIC BLONDE, DEADPOOL 2, Ray Donovan), Harry Treadaway (Star Trek: Picard, The Crown, Penny Dreadful, HONEYMOON) and Rochen

THE WOBBLIES 4K Restoration of the Landmark Labor Movement Documentary Opens April 29

Kino Lorber will be releasing a new 4K restoration of THE WOBBLIES  (1979), the landmark labor movement documentary by Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer. Opens on APRIL 29 in New York at Metrograph. Screens Nationwide for International Workers Day (MAY 1) including The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. Other cities include Austin, Brattleboro, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Seattle, Silver Spring, and Tallahassee. Available 5/31 to rent or own on all major VOD including Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, and Kino Now. The Wobblies premiered at the 1979 New York Film Festival and tells the story of the radical labor union, the Industrial Workers of the World or IWW, better known as the Wobblies, which championed the formation of “one big union” for all unskilled laborers, regardless of their race and gender. This story is brought to life through a combination of rare archival footage, period artwork, and songs including many written by Joe Hill, complemented by illuminatin

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off New Doc Coming to HBO on April 5

New Documentary from Photographer and Filmmaker Sam Jones (I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART) Illuminates the Life and Craft of Skateboarding Superstar Tony Hawk Centering around intimate new interviews with Tony Hawk himself, the film is an all-encompassing look at the skateboarder’s life, legendary career, and relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. Hawk, a pioneer of modern vertical skating who is still pushing his limits at the age of 53, remains one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.  Debuts Tuesday, April 5 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

MONSTROUS Starring Christina Ricci In Theaters and On Demand May 13, 2022

Directed by Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me, All Cheerleaders Die) Written by Carol Chrest (The Prophet’s Game)  Starring Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets,” The Matrix Resurrections, Buffalo '66, Casper) Colleen Camp (Sliver, Clue, Die Hard With a Vengeance) Santino Bernard (8-Bit Christmas, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, “Bing”) Don Balderamos (Suburbicon, “Castle”) Nick Vallelonga (Green Book, The Many Saints of Newark, The Birthday Cake) A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened.  

WATCHER Teaser Starring Maika Monroe and Karl Glusman

 In WATCHER, Julia (Maika Monroe) joins her husband (Karl Glusman) when he relocates to his family’s native Romania for a new job. Having recently abandoned her acting career, she finds herself frequently alone and unoccupied. One night, people-watching from her picture window, she spots a vague figure in an adjacent building, who seems to be looking back at her. Soon after, while alone at a local movie theater, Julia’s sense of being watched intensifies, and she becomes certain she’s being followed — could it be the same unknown neighbor? Meanwhile, a serial killer known as The Spider stalks the city. WATCHER had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and most recently screened at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. WATCHER will open theatrically on June 3rd from IFC Films. Shudder will take the first streaming window of the film.

Eraser: Reborn Comes To Digital, Blu-ray & DVD June 7

U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard specializes in “erasing” people – faking the deaths of high-risk witnesses. With the technological advances of the last 25 years, the game has upgraded, and it’s just another day at the office when he’s assigned to Rina Kimura, a crime boss’ wife who’s decided to turn state’s evidence. As the two flee to Cape Town, South Africa, with a team of merciless assassins on their trail, Pollard discovers he’s been set up. Double-crossed and fueled by adrenaline, he needs to be at the top of his game, or he’ll be the one who’s erased. Permanently. 25 years after the blockbuster hit, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Eraser: Reborn, on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on June 7, 2022. A reboot of the 1996 blockbuster, this all-new action-packed film follows US Marshal Mason Pollard, a specialist in engineering the fake deaths of witnesses that need to leave no trace of their existence.  The film stars Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters) as Mason Pollard, Jacky Lai (V-W

BAFTA Best Cinematography Winner Greig Fraser Gives Remote Acceptance for his Work on DUNE

Last night, Greig Fraser gave a remote acceptance speech for his work on DUNE. Members of the Academy, colleagues and fellow film artisans: I am honoured to receive this award from such a distinguished body, which celebrates the crafts of our industry. DUNE is greater than the sum of its parts, and I certainly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my camera team, the sound department, the outstanding music composers, the hair and makeup artists, editors, costumers, art and production design departments. The list of people I am indebted to is too long to share, but you know who you are.  I’d have no business accepting this award without thanking my wife Jodie. You have been the greatest supporter and the reason I am able to forge my path in this challenging industry. And of course Denis Villeneuve. I am grateful you took me on this journey with you, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us next. I'm sorry to not be able to thank you in person tonight, but I tested positive for Covid-19

Following Films Podcast: Jocelin Donahue on OFFSEASON, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and DOCTOR SLEEP

  Today I’m joined by Jocelin Donahue to discuss her latest film OFFSEASON.  The film is about a woman who quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried after receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s gravesite has been vandalized. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, She soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive. OFFSEASON will be In Select Theaters, On Demand and Digital: March 11 Thank you to Bookmans for sponsoring the show and Fort Worth for letting me use their song at the end!!!

FORTRESS: SNIPER'S EYE Trailer starring Jesse Metcalfe, Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray

Starring Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), this action cyber-thriller continues the adventure begun in Fortress. Weeks after the deadly assault on Fortress Camp, Robert (Bruce Willis) makes a daring rescue to save Sasha, the widow of his old nemesis Balzary (Chad Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill”). But back in the camp’s command bunker, it appears Sasha may have devious plans of her own. As a new attack breaks out, Robert is confronted with a familiar face he thought he’d never see again…  On Digital and On Demand April 29, 2022

THE HATER - Trailer Debut

After losing her job on a U.S. Senate campaign, a liberal environmentalist returns to her conservative Texas hometown to regroup. Upon learning her childhood nemesis is running for state legislature, she creates an ​elaborate scheme to go undercover as his opponent on the Republican ticket with the ultimate goal of forcing a Democratic victory. 

MINAMATA w/ Johnny Depp is top contender for #OscarsFanFavorite

Andrew Levitas’ inspirational and timely drama Minamata starring Johnny Depp has been deemed Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes amidst its Oscar's Fan Favorite campaign. The film is currently a top contender for the Academy's new voting program, where it can be voted for at or by tweeting the film title with the hashtags #OscarsFanFavorite and #Sweepstakes. Following a theatrical release in February, Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Minamata on VOD and Digital on April 8th.  From Hanway Films, Minamata was written by David K. Kessler, Stephen Deuters, Andrew Levitas and Jason Forman. The film received its World Premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala as part of the Berlin International Film Festival 2020. The movie has opened internationally and has been warmly received, most notably in Japan where the film has been lauded by audiences and critics alike and has already garnered awards nominations.  Andrea Iervolino said, “Anchored by standout

BRONCO BULLFROG by Barney Platts-Mills - Opens at Film Forum, March 25

The debut film by “one of the forgotten heroes of British cinema” (Matthew Sweet, BBC Radio 4), Barney Platts-Mills’ Bronco Bullfrog is “remarkable” (Mollie Panter-Downes, The New Yorker), a “breathtaking time capsule” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian), and a “revelation” (Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound).  Seventeen-year-old Del, with no money and nowhere to go, breaks into train cars with his cool, fresh-out-of-Borstal (reform school) pal Bronco Bullfrog. But one day he meets the lovely Irene, and despite an earful from his dad (and her mum), the two young lovers run away together… but to where? Shot in London’s East End in 1969, cast with Doc Marten wearing “suedehead” locals, and set to a dynamic soundtrack by early 70s art rock band Audience, Bronco Bullfrog has been compared to the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, but it’s all its own. After a minuscule American release following its Edinburgh and Cannes premieres, this “lost gem” (Dave Calhoun, Time Out) returns over 50 years la

Everything Coming to Netflix in March

  Avail. 3/1/22 The Guardians of Justice -- NETFLIX SERIES When their seemingly fearless leader self-destructs, a team of troubled superheroes must confront festering evil in the world — and in themselves. Worst Roommate Ever -- NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY Violent con artists. Stone-cold killers. These terrifying true stories unveil some of the worst cohabitation experiences one could ever imagine. 21 21 Bridges A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Battleship Christine Coach Carter Due Date Freddy vs. Jason Gattaca The Gift The Green Mile My Best Friend's Wedding Public Enemies Redemption The Replacements Richie RichThe Shawshank Redemption Shooter Shrek Shrek 2 Sorry to Bother You Starship Troopers Texas Chainsaw 3D Top Gun V for Vendetta Where the Wild Things Are Zoolander

LUCY AND DESI Directed by Amy Poehler

From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other led to the most influential show in the history of television, I Love Lucy. Desi—an immigrant from Cuba who lost everything in exile, became a band leader, and eventually a brilliant producer and technical pioneer. Lucille came from nothing and, with an unrivaled work ethic, built a career as a model, chorus girl, and eventually as an actor in the studio system. She found her calling in comedy, first in radio. When Lucille was finally granted the opportunity to have her own television show, she insisted that her real-life spouse, Desi, be cast as her husband. Defying the odds, they re-invented the medium, on the screen and behind the cameras. The foundation of I Love Lucy was the constant rupture and repair of unconditional love. What Lucy

Wild 70s Time Capsule DEAR MR. BRODY Opens March 4

In January 1970, hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr., the 21-year-old heir to a margarine fortune, announced to the world that he would personally usher in a new era of peace and love by giving away his $25-million inheritance to anyone in need. In a frenzied few weeks, Brody and his young wife, Renee, ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. Instant celebrities, the Brody’s were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to this extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered—unopened. In this riveting follow-up to his acclaimed TOWER, award- winning director Keith Maitland reveals the incredible story of Michael Brody Jr.—and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help—to create a deeply moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love.  

IFC Midnight’s ‘Deliriously Imaginative’ Sundance Hit ‘HATCHING’ | OPENS APRIL 29

In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see. Directed by: Hanna Bergholm Written By: Ilja Rautsi Starring: Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, Reino Nordin OPENS IN SELECT THEATERS ON APRIL 29TH, 2022

THE CONTRACTOR starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs and Kiefer Sutherland - In Theaters, On Demand and Digital April 1, 2022

  Starring : Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, JD Pardo, Florian Munteanu and Kiefer Sutherland Directed By : Tarik Saleh Written By : J.P. Davis Chris Pine stars in the action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut-off from his pension. In debt, out of options and desperate to provide for his family, Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs and Eddie Marsan. Release Date : In Theaters, On Digital and On Demand - April 1, 2022