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RLJE Films Secures American Rights to MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY

  RLJE Films has acquired North American rights to the western film, MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY.  Written by Eric Belgau (Robert The Bruce), the film was directed by Richard Gray (Robert The Bruce).  Starring Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary, The Usual Suspects), Thomas Jane (The Expanse, The Predator), Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter Two, Shadowhunters), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Mr. Holland’s Opus), Nat Wolff (The Fault In Our Stars, The Stand), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, Good Girls Revolt), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer, Dexter), Emma Kenney (The Conners, Shameless) and Zach McGowan (Shameless, Black Sails).  RLJE Films will release MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY in theaters and on demand on June 24. Filmed on location on a site that was known as Yellowstone City in the 1860s, MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY is the first production to be shot on the new western backlot in Montana. “I’ve dreamed about the wild west since I was a kid, so to make this film with such a talented cast at our own western backlot in Monta

Matthew Lillard Sets Up New Decentralized Movie Studio

Actor Matthew Lillard, best known for his roles in the hit films Scream and Scooby Doo, and writer-director Bill Whirity have launched Midnite Movie Club , an NFT based project that allows holders to participate in the first ever ‘Decentralized Movie Studio’. Feeling audiences want to have more control over the movies that are made and what they want to see, Lillard and Whirity are handballing the power back to the audience by letting them decide what films the company produces.  Midnite Movie Club’s main focus is specifically in the genre space, i.e. Horror, Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, and Fantasy. The first project from the newly established company is a high-concept vampire movie titled “Let them Die” – which will go into production summer 2022. Midnite Movie Club is set up as a DAO or Decentralized Autonomous Organization, which is a fancy way of saying a community that make decisions together. Thanks to blockchain technology, the voting will be fair and transparent. How it works is

Interview with David Cronenberg on CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

What is Crimes of The Future about? In 1966 I saw a Danish movie called Sultwhich means hunger in Danish, and it was based on a famous Danish novel by Knut Hamsun, which was directed by Henning Carlsen. In that movie a poet, a sort of a broken, unrecognized poet who wanders the streets and has adventures and tries to create himself as a legitimate poet, a literary force. At one point he’s on a bridge and he’s scribbling something in a pad that he carries with him, and you have a close up of it and it says “crimes of the future,” and that really struck me. I thought I want to read that poem. Of course, he never writes it, but later I thought, well now that I’m starting to become a filmmaker I think I would like to see the movie Crimes of the Future, and so in 1970 I made an underground film, very low budget to say the least, called Crimes of the got written title really provoked me, and I think that 1970 low-budget, sort of underground film didn’t ever really satisfy all of the things t

DECAL's Neo-Western Thriller THE LAST VICTIM | Starring Ali Larter, Ron Perlman, and Ralph Ineson | In Theaters and VOD May 13

Directed by : Naveen A. Chathapuram Starring : Ali Larter, Ron Perlman, Ralph Ineson In this stylized neo-western thriller, a group of modern-day outlaws and their terrifying leader are pursued by a local sheriff (Ron Perlman), after committing a horrific crime in a desolate southwest town. When a professor (Ali Larter) and her husband cross paths with the criminals, everyone is drawn into a spiral of violence and retribution where morality becomes ambiguous, and survival is the only option. IN THEATERS AND ON DIGITAL / VOD MAY 13

THE NORTHMAN - Trailer 2

  From visionary director Robert Eggers comes THE NORTHMAN , an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe. Director/Writer : Robert Eggers Cast : Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe THE NORTHMAN is in theaters April 22nd.

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER AND SONY PICTURES CLASSICS LAUNCH “BRING A FRIEND BACK TO THE MOVIES” INITIATIVE FOR ‘THE DUKE’

Angelika Film Center (an affiliate of Reading International, Inc.), with operating theaters across the nation in New York City, Texas, Washington, D.C, California and Virginia, and Sony Pictures Classics announced today a special "Bring A Friend Back To The Movies" initiative timed to the April 22, 2022 release of the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics dramatic comedy, The Duke starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.  In addition, Angelika Film Center announced that the Angelika Membership program will be launching on Friday, April 29, 2022. The "Bring A Friend Back To The Movies" initiative will provide one complimentary ticket to anyone who purchases a ticket directly from the Angelika website , app, or in theater to see the upcoming film, The Duke, during the first week of its release. The goal is to bring audiences back and remind them that nothing beats seeing a film on a big screen with a friend. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in theaters in New Yo

Film Threat’s Award This! Announces 2022 Nominees

Award This! In its 4th Year Honors Indie Filmmakers In-Person on May 21st. The Award This! nominees were selected from over 2,000 indie films reviewed by Film Threat in 2021 (this year they extended their deadline into the first quarter of 2022 due to the pandemic). Award This!  returns for its fourth year and will take place at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California on Saturday, May 21st and a limited number of tickets will be available for sale to the public soon at AwardThis.com and on the Frida Cinema website. The nominating board of Award This! is comprised of the staff of Film Threat’s editors and critics which number 30+ worldwide along with an advisory board of media figures and independent film luminaries. The Award This! 2022 Nominees include... Award This! Film About Movies or Filmmaking Clapboard Jungle Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Clerk. Film Fest Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie  Award This! Music Documentary Holding These Moments The Jesus Musi

Zack Snyder’s 'Rebel Moon' Continues to Round Out Cast for Netflix Feature

When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand. Cast : Michiel Huisman (The Flight Attendant, The Haunting of Hill House, Game of Thrones), Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, Mission: Impossible 7, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Alfonso Herrera (Ozark, Sense8), and Corey Stoll (Billions, The Many Saints of Newark, West Side Story) join the cast of Zack Snyder’s sci-fi adventure film. Director : Zack Snyder  Writers : Zack Snyder, Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad Story By : Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad Producers : Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller and Zack Snyder for The Stone Quarry; Eric Newman for Grand Electric Executive Producers : Bergen Swanson, Sarah Bowen for Grand Electric, Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad Rebel Moon is the first feature to fall under the first look partnership be

REIGN OF CHAOS Available Tuesday April 12

When the world is gripped by a plague unleashed by the evil lord Chaos, and humans are turned into rabid creatures, mankind can only be saved by three young women, descendants of a Goddess, with the power to stop Chaos' evil. Starring Rebecca Finch ("The Flash"), Marc Outbreak (I Am Hooligan), Peter Cosgrove (Scarecrow's Revenge) and Rita Di Tuccio as Alina Directed by Rebecca Matthews (Pet Graveyard, The Gardener), and written by Tom Joliffe, experience the REIGN OF CHAOS on April 12. Coming to Digital from Left Films.

PROTOTYPE - Now available On Digital and On Demand

In the near future, life-like androids with artificial intelligence have been created to help people with menial household tasks. The prototype, One, created by Roger Marshall and tested by his family, proves to be popular but flawed. Roger has been working on a new model, Two, whose improved features show promise of its super-human abilities. As tensions rise between Roger and wife Shelley, the androids malfunction and the lives of the whole family are soon in danger of Two's sinister plans. Starring Danielle Scott, Stephanie Lodge, Andrew Rolfe, Jamie Robertson, Tom Taplin, and Zoe Purdy as Two. Directed by Jack Peter Mundy, and written by Sam Gurney, your life is in the hands of a PROTOTYPE on April 5. Coming to Digital from Left Films.

THE WHITE FORTRESS - OPENING IN SELECT THEATERS & ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON APRIL 22

THE WHITE FORTRESS stars Pavle Čemerkić as Faruk, an orphan who meets a timid teen girl, played by Sumeja Dardagan, from an affluent family; the two form a relationship as she explores his life of foraging and petty crime as a means of escaping her toxic home life. The cast also includes Jasmin Geljo, Kerim Čutuna, Alban Ukaj and Irena Mulamuhić. OPENING IN SELECT THEATERS & ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON APRIL 22

DUAL starring Karen Gillan, Beulah Koale with Theo James and Aaron Paul - In Theaters April 15, 2022

Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life. Starring : Karen Gillan, Beulah Koale with Theo James and Aaron Paul  Directed By : Riley Stearns Written By : Riley Stearns Release Date : In Theaters  April 15, 2022

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.